$329 for a Mother’s Day Hot Air Balloon Flight Package for Two from Balloons Over Virginia, Inc. ($550 Value)

Ashland

Value Discount You Save
$550 40% $221
Give as a Gift
6 bought
Limited quantity available

In a Nutshell

After surveying the forests and countryside at treetop level, passengers touch down for a photo session and complimentary champagne toast

The Fine Print

Expires Sep 4th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Reservation required. 72hr cancellation notice required, or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Must be 6 or older; under 12 must be accompanied by a guardian. Must sign waiver. Weight limits may apply. Not recommended for those who recently had surgery or are pregnant. Subject to weather. Valid only for sunrise or sunset flights Monday-Friday. Not valid on holidays. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

$329 for a Mother’s Day Hot Air Balloon Flight for Two ($550 Value)

  • Up to one-hour nonprivate flight, which launches at sunrise or two hours before sunset
  • First-flight certificate for each passenger
  • Digital photograph of passengers in the basket
  • Complimentary champagne toast or nonalcoholic drink for each passenger at a postflight celebration

As balloon baskets are standing room only and fly at low altitudes, participants should wear flat shoes and dress for the current ground temperature.

Balloons Over Virginia, Inc.

The burner roars to life and inflates a nine-story-tall balloon, hoisting a basket aloft into air currents just above the treetops. Cradled in the basket alongside a Federal Aviation Administration–licensed commercial pilot, passengers look out upon panoramic views of forests and rolling open countryside. They drift along, breathing in the perfume of flowers below and catching glimpses of deer foraging for leaves, eagles rising on thermals, and foxes prowling the woods. The pilot eventually lands the balloon on firm ground and passengers are transported to the balloon port, where they pause for photo opportunities, disembark, and celebrate with a postflight complimentary champagne toast.

Whether leading visitors on regular tours of the countryside like these or undertaking large-scope marketing projects to espouse Virginia’s charms, Balloons Over Virginia, Inc. maintains a strong sense of pride for their state. For example, for several years its staff piloted the crimson-and-white "Virginia is for Lovers" balloon on low flights throughout North America. Staffers extend their aerial-navigation skills to outdoor events as well, where they slowly fly attendees up to 100 feet in the air on rope-tethered aerostats. They also head to classrooms to teach balloon-related math, science, and aviation history before taking students on a brief balloon voyage.

Great gifts for every occasion
Great date experiences and other fun two-person activities
Extraordinary "bucket list" opportunities, such as skydiving and helicopter tours
Outdoor activities, from cycling to sailing